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bunk

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noun \ˈbəŋk\

Definition of bunk

  1. 1a :  bunk bedb :  a built-in bed (as on a ship) that is often one of a tier of berthsc :  a sleeping place

  2. 2 :  a feeding trough for farm animals and especially cattle

Origin and Etymology of bunk

probably short for bunker

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bunk

verb

Definition of bunk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to occupy a bunk or bed :  stay the night bunked with a friend for the night

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to provide with a bunk or bed

Examples of bunk in a Sentence

  1. We'll bunk here for the night.

  2. She was able to bunk with friends.

First Known Use of bunk

1840


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bunk

noun

Definition of bunk

First Known Use of bunk

1900


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bunk

noun

Definition of bunk

British

  1. :  a hurried departure or escape —usually used in the phrase do a bunk

Origin and Etymology of bunk

origin unknown



BUNK Defined for Kids

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bunk

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noun \ˈbəŋk\

Definition of bunk for Students

  1. 1 :  bunk bed

  2. 2 :  a built-in bed (as on a ship or train)

  3. 3 :  a sleeping place


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bunk

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verb

Definition of bunk for Students

bunked

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bunking

  1. :  to stay overnight



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